Welcome to the Umbria Blog

We are Villa in Umbria and we manage the Umbria blog, as well as a holiday rentals website. We live and work in the area, and enjoy sharing our experiences with you.

Umbria is a beautiful region in the centre of Italy. Cities like Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Todi and Orvieto anybody will have heard of. We want to give you some insiders view of our daily life in this mainly rural part of Italy. If you ever travel to Umbria you may find some good suggestions here.

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Spello Infiorate, flower procession

Spello Infiorate, flower procession

History of Spello Spello was founded by the Umbrians and later named Hispellum in Roman times. It was declared ‘Splendidissima Colonia Julia’ by Caesar. The remains of the city walls, which were much wider in the past, attest to the greatness that the city had, as do the archaeological remains that surround it. The small town boasts the best-preserved city walls of Roman origin in […]

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Alberto Burri in Città di Castello

Alberto Burri in Città di Castello

Città di Castello is a lovely little town in the North of Umbria. We visited this town on several occasions. It has a pleasant city centre, with some good restaurants and markets. On the third Sunday of the month, for instance, there is a flea and antique market in Piazza Matteotti. This time we visited an unexpected corner of the town: the former tobacco drying […]

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Città della Pieve in Umbria

Città della Pieve in Umbria

On the border that separates Umbria and Tuscany, about fifty kilometres from Perugia, rises Città della Pieve in Umbria, a hilltop town of renaissance art and genuine flavours. With its ancient history and medieval conformation the town is known for its harmonious landscapes, its picturesque alleys and genuine tastes. Walking through Città della Pieve in Umbria There are two walking routes set out in Città […]

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Sightseeing in Umbria

Umbria is a beautiful Italian region with a lot to see, explore and do. It is the only landlocked region of Italy and also called the green heart of Italy. Its many medieval villages, authentic food and excellent wines are all good reasons for a relaxing holiday.

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Attractions in Umbria

Attractions in Umbria

You’ve booked your holiday in Umbria? Here is an overview of places of interest.

Markets in Umbria

Markets in Umbria

Love to visit a local market during your holiday? Here is a list of markets in Umbria.

Events and local festivals

Events and local festivals

Endulge in the local atmosphere of a music festival, a sagra or village festival during your holiday in Umbria.

Children in Umbria

Children in Umbria

Are you looking for some activities to do together with your children? Here are some ideas for children in Umbria.